After years of struggle, and a list of day jobs longer than my arm, I finally seem to be getting somewhere: The above magazine cover, that I illustrated last October for The Herald Magazine, has been nominated for an Atlantic Journalism Award! It’s up against two photographed covers in the category, ‘Best magazine cover.’ So fingers crossed illustration wins the day.
The commission was challenging, I was asked to illustrate an article about Alzheimer’s, and decided to practically move into a nursing home for two weeks in order to get the depth this very personal account of the disease deserved. Whether I succeeded or not, I don’t know, but I definitely learned a lot about the destructive nature of Alzheimer’s, and was privileged to spend time with a mother and her son, as they said goodbye. The article, written by John DeMont, has also been nominated. Results are announced on May 10th.